National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Mississippi

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Mississippi

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Mississippi chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available through the links below.

Sources of information

Mississippi is a major producer of ball clay and fuller's earth (montmorillonite); it also produces bentonite, construction sand and gravel and crushed stone.

Aggregates by State and End Use, 1971-2015

Statistical Summary

Mineral Commodity Summaries

Mineral Industry Surveys

Minerals Yearbook Volume I -- Metals and Minerals

Mineral Yearbook Volume II - Mississippi chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Mississippi extracted from Table 5 in the 2015 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Mississippi1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2014 Quantity 2014 Value (thousands) 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 1 NA 2
Sand and gravel, construction Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 10,700r 82,100r 9,950 78,900
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 373 5,520 451 5,260
Stone, crushed 1000 t 2,140 60,600 1,880 54,700
Combined values of clay (ball, bentonite, common, fuller's earth)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 148,000r XX 139,000

eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. XX Not applicable.

1Includes data from the commodity chapters published in the Minerals Yearbook as they were completed and released through June 2018.

2Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers).

3Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.

7Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in "Undistributed" in the U.S. total value.

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Madan M Singh

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-4916

Robert M Callaghan

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-7709